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The Revolution

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  The revolution will not be televised….it will be on FACEBOOK!!!!  If you have not joined the Facebook Matrix, what are you waiting for?  Last night I watched President Obama deliver his State of the Union address.  As I listened to my President intently…I was “Facebooking”.  My Facebook friends and me commented on the speech and how we thought President Obama did.  We talked about how good First Lady Michelle looked, and how we are looking forward to the changes President Obama spoke of.

All totaled my Facebook experience yesterday was great.  It was fun to participate in the commentary with various people around the country about President Obama (cause y’all know I’m a die hard Obama Mama), but even more than that I got my scanner rocking yesterday and I started uploaded pictures from high school. *gasps*

To all the Facebookers out there, you know one of the highlights of Facebook is the pictures.  Even though I cringe every time I get the notification that someone tagged me in a photo, I too did a little uploading and tagging yesterday.  I pulled out the ICHS album, and commenced to strolling down memory lane.  As I looked at the old pics of my classmates and myself I felt like the Virginia Slims ad circa 1980…”you’ve come a long way baby”!  This blog is dedicated to those long ago friends that Facebook has helped me reconnect with.  Below is the list of the top ten ICHS memories that Facebook helped me revisit during my scanning escapade.

10.  The Sucky Faculty. Aside from Mr. Villablanca, most of the teachers sucked.  I remember having Mr. Young for Physical Science freshman year.  He was mean and had dandruff in his eyebrows. YUCK!

9.  We didn’t have a band. We had a boom box for pep rallies—LOL!

8. Hatim Salahuddin. We had a lot of memorable boys in our class.  One created his own dance, and another fell off the roof of a car at the bus stop.  Hatim was memorable for several reasons (pocket protectors and tie renting notwithstanding), but it was his “Ladies Love” song that stands out in my mind even to this day.

7.  The Bench. I didn’t spend “a lot” of time on the bench, but I did a “bid” every now and then.

6.  Sports. Even though we were a small school, we had a few really good athletes.  ICHS didn’t invest a lot of money in the cafeteria, but they believed in cultivating an athlete!

5.  Running for the 34/94. I live in Atlanta now, and all the kids catch a school bus.  The bus picks them up and drops them off pretty much in front of their homes, and it waits for them.  I WISH a bus driver would have waited for me when I was in High School!  I remember standing at the bus stop in that little blue skirt about to FREEZE as I waited for my bus.  Even with sweat pants on under the skirt, I was still cold.

4.  Fi’s Jams. Back when Essex Catholic parties were few and far between, Fiona threw a mean party.

3. Senior Traditions. Wearing any color sweater I wanted was cool, and half day Fridays were even better. Mostly, I remember the infamous egg-throwing debacle of 1991.  Not sure of the statute of limitations on vandalism, so I won’t say any more about that!

2.  PSAT Day Junior Year. Again, I’ll just leave it at that, because I don’t want to drop any dimes!

1.  Segregated Sections. Freshman year we had 5 Sections (A-B-C1-C2-D).  I started in 9C1, so I guess I was of middle ground intelligence.  I got moved to section 9B, So I wasn’t quite smart enough to be in 9A, but I was smarter than the C1 kids?!?!?!  What kind of crap is that?  Our parents should have protested!

Majority of the people reading this blog probably can’t relate to my little top ten, but hopefully it will inspire you to reconnect with your high school friends and maybe create your own top ten.  Gone are the days of reading the obituary pages to keep up with the people you went to school with.  Even if you’ve relocated, Facebook makes you feel like you still live around the way.  I implore you all to join the Facebook nation, because the revolution will not be televised!


February 26, 2009 - Posted by | Friendship, Fun, Opinion, Technology


  1. LOL at keeping up with classmates thru the obituary pages. My mother swears by the star ledger obits!!!

    Comment by Samantha | February 26, 2009

  2. Facebook rocks! LOL….

    Comment by Venom Patton | February 26, 2009

  3. on your trip down memory lane did you remember the geometry class debacle, with the throwing of perfume on funky Mrs. Daniels….oh my..if I could relive that moment…pure hilarity!!

    Comment by MizKaye | February 26, 2009

  4. Girl I am with you Mr.young o my Goodness yuck:-) Hey what about the time all of us whent to I-hop and skiped first period some people stayed and ate but for the people who took the food back to music call we made it back in time to class ha ha ha o what a day I had so much fun.

    Comment by Tanana Tobe | February 26, 2009

  5. I got suspended one time behind being late for first period. A bunch of us stopped for “buttered rolls” at that deli place on Bloomfield Ave when we got off the bus. Sister Maureen came thru and like 20 of us got suspended. A MESS!!!!

    Comment by epiphanyblog | February 26, 2009

  6. I completely agree my parties were the bomb. But what’s more important were those sections. I hope they have abandoned that practice. Even today as I teach, I still have negative feelings about that “system” and go above and beyond not to label a student. I started in 9C2, I concluded that meant almost stupid as there was only one section below it. I put the R in REBEL. After spending much time on the beach my first year and a half, Ms. McGrath got tired of seeing me and taught me about a little thing called diplomacy. Fighting the system from within the system. after 6 months of good behaviour, I was wisked of to the A section, did I become smart overnight? But it was too late the damage was done, Freshman year the A section had latin. Do you realize how much latin you come across in law school, everytime I see a latin phrase I think Damn ICHS, for trying to hold a sista down.

    Comment by Fiona E | February 26, 2009

  7. I was in “A” and I don’t know a lick of Latin….to be honest I don’t even recall taking it, so it’s obvious to me you didn’t miss much….more importantly I still began my college career in classes (like pre-calc) that didn’t count towards my college credits. So nurse your wounds and let them heal…and more importantly as a parent(or friend of a parent) remember that attending parochial school is not a synonymous with receiving an advanced education.

    Comment by Mai Mai | February 26, 2009

  8. Just passing by.Btw, you website have great content!

    Comment by Mike | March 1, 2009

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